Word Ways


Martin Gardner


One of the most mysterious of all spelling tricks with cards, not well known today even to magicians, was invented by the American magician Howard Adams. He published it in his now rare 1984 booklet with the strange title OICUFESP (Oh, I see you have ESP). Since then it has appeared with slight variations in several others books. I urge you to get a deck of cards and astonish yourself by following these instructions.